Blog Post

Bringing Healthcare Closer to You

January 03, 2023

Blog Post

Bringing Healthcare Closer to You

January 03, 2023
Imagine you need to see an oncologist or orthopaedic surgeon but because your rural community doesn’t have physicians for those specialties, you have to travel to a bigger city.

The drive could take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or even two hours to get to the appointment. What should be a quick, easy visit turns into half a day of travel and missed work.

Freeman is committed to providing an answer to this problem. Freeman continues to expand its footprint for the residents in Southeast Kansas by offering primary care and several specialty services to Southeast Kansas communities. 

Patients can see several specialists at one convenient location. At Freeman Specialty Clinic of Pittsburg, located at1606 N. Broadway, Freeman offers nephrology services from Dr. Muhammad Muneeb, Dr. Abdul Nagaria and Dr. Rama Challapalli; pulmonology services from Dr. Grant Pierson and Dr. Navid Zaidi; pain management services from Dr. Roger Misasi; and endocrinology services from nurse practitioner Jessica Verheyen.

Freeman has also brought oncology services closer to Southeast Kansas residents with the addition of oncology and hematology services in Pittsburg at Freeman Physician Group in Pittsburg Oncology Services, 1201 E. Centennial Drive. 

Dr. Boban Mathew, Freeman hematologist/oncologist, has practiced oncology in Southeast Kansas for almost 25 years and brings his expertise to Freeman, where he and his staff continue to provide leading-edge cancer care.

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 
The team at Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Pittsburg is there to get patients back to doing the activities they love. The team provides athletic injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up evaluations.

Dr. Michael Zafuta is the Pittsburg State University (PSU) official team physician and sports medicine director for surrounding high schools in southeast Kansas. Dr. Ryan Sorell, specializing in sports medicine and primary care, serves as an assistant team physician to PSU athletes. Dr. Sorell also treats sprains, fractures, muscle and joint issues, and other orthopaedic conditions that don’t require surgery. The ortho team also sees patients at Freeman Fort Scott Clinic, located at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd.

Additionally, patients don’t need to leave town if surgery is needed. Freeman Surgical Center of Pittsburg, located at 100 N. Pine St., in Pittsburg, is a 20,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty ambulatory facility.
Primary Care Services
Although yearly preventive screenings are often put on the back burner, they can make a big difference for your health. That’s why seeing a primary care provider on a regular basis is so important. 

Dr. William Sullivan; Dr. Sorell; Patricia Sullivan, DNP, NP-C; and Jessica Hartzfeld, NP, at Freeman Internal Medicine and Family Practice, 608 Willard St., Frontenac, see patients for health screenings, physical exams, well-woman, well-man and well-child visits, immunizations and care for chronic medical conditions. 

To learn more about Freeman services in southeast Kansas, visit